Rockwell Automation plans to close Eau Claire plant; cut 115 jobs

Milwaukee, WI—Rockwell Automation Inc. has announced that it will close its plant in Eau Claire, WI, within the next eight months. The closing will eliminate 115 jobs.

04/01/2004


Milwaukee, WI— Rockwell Automation Inc. has announced that it will close its plant in Eau Claire, WI, within the next eight months. The closing will eliminate 115 jobs. The facility had been in operation since 1993.

The company plans to relocate manufacturing of its small logic controllers (SLCs), PanelView human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and other small molded plastic products made at the Eau Claire plant to other Rockwell facilities in North America. This production may move to plants in New Hampshire or Ohio.

“In its continual analysis of its operations, Rockwell Automation determined that, to better use its manufacturing assets, it made the most sense to transfer the work done in Eau Claire to its other facilities in North America,” says Steve Smith, Rockwell’s

The company noted that all employees affected by the closing are being provided with outplacement services, severance packages and retention or completion bonuses. All were also notified, pursuant to the Workers Adjustment Retraining Notification Act (WARN), that Rockwell

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
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